Lynne Taylor writes because she has to. It’s a compulsion. And therapeutic: it helps her to get in touch with herself; make sense of life. Her fundamental fascination is what makes people tick and how they affect one another. Then to imagine the consequences. Writing for her is like acting on paper. She lives the character. And finds this addictively liberating. She has no idea what inspired this story. And she’s not consulting Freud. T.S. Elliot said that a true writer does not write about the experiences he’s had, but about the experiences he’s about to have. Gulp.